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Name
Aoife Casby
County
Galway
Genre
Poet, Short-Story writer
Sessions
Discussion with Writer, Creative Writing Workshop, Master Class
Age Group
4 - 18
Level
Primary, Post Primary
Languages
Works in English ONLY
Availability
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Mornings, Afternoons
Travel
Yes

Publications/ repertoire/
productions & background experience

I work both as a writer and visual artist and often use the visual as a basis for the creation of texts.. I write poetry and short stories and am currently studying for a PhD in Creative Writing. My current creative work explores the relationship between the word and image. I am working on and researching the use of found text and object in the creative process. My writing is a series of textual sequences (poetry / prose) with roots in the found. My work has appeared in or is forthcoming in: The Templar Anthology 2013, Poetry Ireland Review, Stand Magazine, The sHop, Envoi, Cyphers, The Interpreter's House, Iota, Poetry Salzburg, Orbis, West47, The Cork Literary Review, The Cúirt Annual, The Sunday Tribune, Ropes (NUIG), Crannóg, Divas anthology (Arlen House), Noir Stories (Arlen House, forthcoming) Windows Artists & Writers Series, Smoke & Skin, (chapbook with Celeste Augé) was published in 2008 by Lapwing. Prizes / Awards: Work  selected for Templar Anthology from 2013 Pamphlet & Collection Awards; Runner-up Westport Arts Festival Poetry Prize, 2012; Artist's Bursary Literature Award from the Irish Arts Council in 2010; Long listed for the Fish International Poetry Prize 2008; Winner of the Edgeworth Poetry Prize 2009; Short-listed for the Hennessey Literary Award for Emerging Poetry 2008; Short-listed for the Start Chapbook Poetry Award; Poetry Ireland's Introductions Series 2007; Literature Award from Galway Co. Council 2008; Short-listed for the Cúirt Festival of Literature New Writing Prize in 2005; Long listed for the Fish Short Story prize in 2004, 2009

Session Details

I love to facilitate very practical sessions where students produce texts. I work with word and image both together and separately. I am happy to develop and adjust workshop / class plans depending on the size of the group.

Address
Keeraunbeg, Carraroe, Co Galway
Telephone
087 6896519 / 091 869812
Email
aoifecasby@gmail.com
Website
www.aoifecasby.net
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